Dance Moms 5 Seasons 2011

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12. There's Only One Star TV-14 CC

Abby's dancers go from amateurs to professionals after being cast to perform in a Hollywood music video.

Starring:
Ben Allen, Howard Fine
Runtime:
42 minutes
Original air date:
October 5, 2011

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There's Only One Star

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Season 1
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Customer Reviews

I love this show, I can't stop watching.
School Bird
I wish my kids had never see this show People in the show are treating like crap, and the worst things they are using their kids.
Sebas Lancome
In my opinion, the mothers of these girls should be up for child abuse.
momelk

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By N. Nicholls on March 5, 2013
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I enjoy this show - not always the moms however. Amazing to watch the girls grow in their dancing skills. I'm on my second season of following it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mikki on July 10, 2013
I saw one episode of this show and I was HOOKED! And weirdly, I can't explain why I like it.
Yes, Abby yells a lot and most of the mom behave poorly. Yes, all the pressure is put on one 8 year old girl while the rest dance aimlessly in circle but I'll be dammed if it doesn't make addictive television! Maybe it's because despite all the yelling and screaming, it's really obvious all of these people are about their children's craft (even if it's for selfish reason (Melissa)). I'm not really sure...either way! I will continue to watch and lie to my friends and tell them I'm not overly familiar with the show.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By momelk on May 4, 2013
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I love dance, but was so turned off by this show I couldn't watch more than one episode. In my opinion, the mothers of these girls should be up for child abuse. They've turned their daughters into puppets through whom they can vicariously achieve their own lost dreams. Shameful behavior. The teacher is demanding to the point of cruelty, but she is only doing what she is getting paid high dollars to do. I realize it takes lots of hard work to become a professional dancer, but this is over the top manipulation and forced participation, and I can't condone it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Trayceetee on November 6, 2013
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It's very entertaining--my daughters enjoy watching it, for the dance but also for the drama between the moms. Very impressive dancing by the girls.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jen on May 1, 2012
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We gave up cable last year when I got laid off, and embraced the brave new world of streaming content. Since this show is not available on Hulu or Netflix, hello Amazon streaming. I don't buy tons of content, but I was mesmerized by an excerpt from this show that I found online, and had to see more.

Have to say that Abby Lee Miller must believe that all publicity is good publicity. She has a core of sensible, tough-love coaching somewhere below all the wildly inappropriate behavior, but appears to be completely insane on this show. Mom and dance studio rival Cathy also acts out for the camera, with disregard for other humans and the laws of nature. Other moms are not nearly so nutty (Abby and Cathy set the benchmark very high). All of the ladies show some concern and affection for their daughters and pupils, although that's sometimes obscured by their crazy sniping.

The little girls are sweet and dedicated, and it's endearing to see them dance their hearts out in front of their moms and the Lifetime production crew. Here and on shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, the audiences are slim and unabashedly partisan at regional showcases, and people are apparently screaming in the hallways of hotels all over this land. I hope these little ladies find fuller and more serene audiences someday, if they become performers.

Exploitation is the nature of shows like Dance Moms, but the cameras do linger over the girls routines, which is either kind or cynical (can't decide). The appeal of being part of this group must be complicated. I can't imagine paying $16,000 a year for dance, or willingly exposing my daughters to so much explosive drama, but can see that being part of a group, no matter how dysfunctional, has its perks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By pragmatic_insanities on September 26, 2012
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This show will not change the world. You will not gain anything from it except entertainment. But that is what the show is supposed to do. This is reality T.V. at its most dramatic. The moms are constantly arguing with each other and Abby. Some of them are so backstabbing you know that they are playing it up for entertainment value. In short it is fun to watch the drama.

Yet, there is another element to the show that is more redeeming, and that is the girls. They really are very good dancers, and fun to watch.

The only thing I don't care for in the show is that Abby sometimes insults the kids because she is fighting with their mothers calling them "sneaks" and insinuating that they are stupid.

All in all a good way to waste an hour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nick on March 13, 2014
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Abby lee Miller is extremely abusive and unfair toward her talented students. The dancers are lovely young ladies, especially Chloe, who in spite of Abbys reletless negativity, stands out like a well rounded child and amazing dancer. Maddie, teacher's pet, is a very good dancer, but with a Diva attitude nurtured by Abby Lee. The mother's definitely need therapy and contribute to the chaos. I watch the program for the students and the competition. The show would be more enjoyable without the ridiculous scripted drama, and more dance. My favorites are Holly, Nia, Chloe, and all the girls. Christie is likable, but seems to need therapy. Her outbursts hurt Chloe. Perhaps the cast could visit Dr. Phill.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Barclay on February 18, 2014
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Fascinating at first the viewer can sympathize with Abbey and what she puts up with when the moms are unhappy (which seems to be all the time) but then one can't help but wonder why she puts up with it. Supposedly these parents brought their daughters to be turned into professional dancers, which is what Abbey seems to be good at. Then all they do is carp because they don't think their daughter is getting enough attention or is being "picked on". Come on, Abbey, tell these moms to either cool it or just take their precious child out of your class. If you are as good as you claim to be you should not have any trouble finding students. The program seems unlikely and probably staged.
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